The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
A solid history of Bell Labs. Interesting, but a bit tedious. It’s astonishing how much stuff was invented there – it puts Xerox PARC to shame, really. The transistor? Wow.
Meticulously researched, but tends to bog down under its own weight in places.
- I have read this book. According to my records, I completed it on April 8, 2015.
- A hardcover copy of this book is currently in my home library.